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. that is not high speed the way it is calculated. average miles per hour. the minimum actually under u.s. -- of we have a standard -- 110. almost every high speed train in the world is running today at 130 some, 50 miles per hour average and we are in the dark ages as far as -- you will probably hear from ms. maloney and a few minutes, a segment from new york to boston is around 68 miles per hour average. pitiful. i started to talk about the horrible history highlights of amtrak's attempts to get into high speed rail. they did acquire train some years ago, the acquisition was a total disaster. there were extended expensive lawsuits that went on and on, they required a european design, and european fleet model that was allowed to tilt because you could get faster speed and curves and other things that could enhance the speed. unfortunately amtrak and the way it handled first the acquisition and then the redesign of the equipment, redesigned the vehicles so they were wider and they miscalculated because when the train got a higher speed and tilted the wider trains would hit. to compensate, they had
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